Posts Tagged ‘mouth cancer’

Health Education and Improvement Wales launches new initiative to aid early oral cancer detection

Health Education and Improvement Wales launches new initiative to aid early oral cancer detection

Health Education and Improvement Wales has launched a new initiative aimed at enabling dental teams to raise awareness of mouth cancer and identify early warning signs.  Mouth cancer is the 11th most common type of cancer in the world, and in the UK, more than 8,000 people are affected every year. Rates of oral cancer […]


Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

The number of patients being diagnosed with mouth cancer has reached a record high after a tenth annual successive rise in cases.  Following the release of new figures, which show that the number of people affected has risen for the tenth year in a row, the Oral Health Foundation has described the situation as an […]


Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Did you know that oral cancer kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancer combined? Unfortunately, public awareness of mouth cancer is poor, and this means that many cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Lancashire dentist, Dr Richard Ho from Synergy Dental Clinics, recently appeared in the local press to answer […]


Macmillan shares new Facebook post to raise awareness of mouth cancer on World Oral Health Day

Macmillan shares new Facebook post to raise awareness of mouth cancer on World Oral Health Day

Macmillan Cancer Support has shared a new Facebook post to raise awareness of mouth cancer on World Oral Health Day. Despite the fact that oral cancer kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancer combined, public awareness of mouth cancer is low. Only a third of people surveyed by the Oral Health […]


Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

As reports reveal a significant increase in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK in the last decade, now is a perfect time to make a resolution to learn about mouth cancer and become more mouth-aware in the months ahead. Research published towards the end of 2018 underlined a rapid increase […]


Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and if you’ve been to the dentist recently, you may have noticed posters or leaflets about mouth cancer on the walls or waiting room tables. Mouth cancer is an increasingly common form of cancer, but studies suggest that the vast majority of UK adults aren’t aware of the symptoms. […]


Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Dentists in Scotland have raised concerns over the impact of less frequent dental check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis. Earlier this year, the Scottish Government released new guidelines as part of an Oral Health Improvement Plan, which is designed to raise standards of oral health. Among the measures was a proposal to increase the period of […]


New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

A new report has revealed an alarming rise in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK. The first ever ‘State of Mouth Cancer Report’, which was published by the Oral Health Foundation in association with Simplyhealth ahead of the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, also highlighted a widespread lack of […]


Oral Health Foundation calls for Gender Neutral HPV Vaccination

Oral Health Foundation calls for Gender Neutral HPV Vaccination

In the wake of a rapid increase of mouth cancer cases, the Oral Health Foundation has renewed its calls for the introduction of HPV vaccination for men as well as women, a leading cause of mouth cancer along with other conditions, in the United Kingdom. Within the last 30 years the rate of people being […]


Northern Ireland health professionals team up to raise awareness of oral cancer as rates are predicted to double by 2035

Northern Ireland health professionals team up to raise awareness of oral cancer as rates are predicted to double by 2035

Health professionals in Northern Ireland have teamed up to try and raise awareness of mouth cancer, as statistics suggest that the number of cases is set to double by 2035. According to figures from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the region is predicted to double over […]